Mapping the Impacts of Food Aid

Journal Articles
Sectors:
Social Protection, M&E, Nutrition
Organization:
UNU-WIDER
Author:
Amy Margolies and John Hoddinott
Region:
Global
Resource Publication Date:
March, 2012
Content Format:
Text

This paper provides an overview on the impacts of food aid. We consider its effects on consumption, nutrition, food markets and labour supply, as well as the extent to which it exacerbates of mitigates conflict. We also consider the comparative evidence on alternatives to food aid including evidence on cost, impact, relative risks and beneficiary preferences. We note that there are two large gaps in the extant literature: the comparative effects of food and cash assistance at the household level; and the causal links between food aid and conflict.

 

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